NEW YORK — PR pioneer and civil rights leader Ofield Dukes, founder and president of Ofield Dukes & Associates, has been named to the Page Hall of Fame. A prominent public relations executive who represented major civil rights figures and entertainers, Dukes is the first Black PR professional elected to the hall of fame. The honor recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on the public relations profession and on the enterprises they have served or counseled. Dukes is being posthumously inducted at the Page annual conference that is running Sunday through Tuesday.

WASHINGTON — The Change Agencies, the first national network of independent, inclusive marketing and communications firms, has launched It’s Not Pie, a customizable communications program and toolkit designed to help companies and organizations communicate why and how they support DEI programs internally and/or externally. It's Not Pie includes a set of actions clients can take to explain their DEI program and why they support it. It is intended to shore up internal and external support for conducting impactful and sustainable DEI programs and provide a positive counterargument to opponents of such efforts.

BOSTON — Healthcare ad agency Precisioneffect has acquired Pascāle, an international healthcare communications company specializing in public relations and social media. With this strategic acquisition, Precisioneffect enriches its offerings to clients with fully integrated PR and social media execution. These offerings can be engaged as standalones, partnerships, or as part of a full-service capability for current and new clients.

NEW YORK — United Hospital Fund has elected Neera Chaudhary, North American president of Ketchum, to its board. United Hospital Fund works to build an effective and equitable health care system for every New Yorker. An independent, nonprofit organization, they are a force for improvement, analyzing public policy to inform decision-makers, finding common ground among diverse stakeholders, and developing and supporting innovative programs that improve health and health care and dismantling barriers in policy and health care delivery that prevent equitable opportunities for health.

NEW YORK — SourceCode Communications has rolled out a slate of new benefits aimed at boosting employees’ wellbeing. They include adopting a 37-hour workweek through the end of the year; adding a $900 mental wellbeing stipend to the annual $1,500 given for personal development, insurance offerings for spouses and children; and quarterly guided meditations and fitness challenges.